Sterling lost 0.8 percent to hit a session low of $1.5486 against the dollar, the lowest level in a week, pulled down by weakness as Spain's borrowing costs jumped to new highs.
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A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
After a vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Putin said Russia was ready to 'cooperate' with Britain.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches